Warning issued over lawn mowing mistake that could see homeowners hit with £5,000 fine

Mowing the lawn at the wrong time could result in a hefty fine.
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Homeowners have been cautioned that a simple lawn mowing mistake this weekend could leave them £5,000 out of pocket. Ian Morris, a home expert from About Living, has warned that mowing the lawn at the wrong time could result in a hefty fine.

He explained: "Local councils in the UK enforce noise regulations to prevent disturbances, particularly during early mornings and late evenings. While specific regulations can vary by council, general guidelines suggest acceptable times for noisy activities on weekdays typically start from 8am and end by 8pm."

"Weekends and Bank Holidays is where noise restrictions are usually stricter, with acceptable times often starting later, around 9am and ending earlier by 5pm or 6pm."

The expert further stated: "If the disturbance continues, the council can issue a Noise Abatement Notice. This legally requires you to stop creating excessive noise during prohibited hours."

"If you fail to comply with a Noise Abatement Notice, you could be fined. The fines can be substantial.", reports Wales Online.

For residential properties, fines can escalate up to a staggering £5,000 and for businesses, they can rocket up to £20,000. Ian concluded: "To avoid fines and maintain good relations with your neighbours know the regulations, communicate with neighbours and use quiet equipment."